chemical peel

noun

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles that involves the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (such as alpha hydroxy acid) to the skin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ideal for after a sunburn, chemical peel, or other skin-aggravating event, this soothing and hydrating mask is a miracle in a tube. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 29 July 2022 For even more exfoliation, ask your dermatologist about a chemical peel. Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 25 July 2022 The Caviar Lime Acid Peel is a powerful chemical peel-like skin treatment powered by an intensive duo of skin-brightening glycolic acid and fine line-targeting retinol. Sarah Han, Allure, 16 May 2022 The combined benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion in a hydrating base of hyaluronic acid and squalane. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 5 Apr. 2022 These products can work for a chemical peel at home. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 27 Dec. 2021 In addition to the Clear + Brilliant laser, Neil Sadick, a dermatologist in New York, recommends a chemical peel with alpha hydroxy acids and a skin care regimen with skin-brightening ingredients like kojic acid or a hydroquinone derivative. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Nov. 2021 Unlike a facelift or a painful chemical peel, microcurrent facial therapy is completely noninvasive and doesn't require any recovery time or large wads of cash. Greta Good, Chron, 7 Apr. 2021 But don’t let that discourage you — according to Dr Shotter, chemical peel is one of her favourite in-clinic treatments, and can deliver amazing results when applied correctly. Angela Lei, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chemical peel was in 1978

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“Chemical peel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemical%20peel. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

chemical peel

noun

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles involving the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (as trichloroacetic acid) to the skin
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